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Special to Financial Post: Believe in the securities regulator’s board, the glass is still half full (IIAC Blog)

Special to Financial Post: Believe in the securities regulator’s board, the glass is still half full (IIAC Blog)

Extended delay in implementing the cooperative regulator, announced with the recent appointment of the Board of Directors, coupled with the reality of large provinces likely not participating in the new regulatory structure, have sparked media commentary that the cooperative effort may be doomed to eventual failure.

Skepticism is understandable, but one could take the opposite point of view. In my FP Comment I look at the part of the glass is half full.

Click here to read my Op-Ed, special to Financial Post.

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Cooperative Capital Markets Regulator Faces Opposition (IIAC Blog)

Cooperative Capital Markets Regulator Faces Opposition (IIAC Blog)

The momentum underlying the cooperative capital markets regulator has dissipated, at least for the time being, as the participating provinces await approval from the new federal government. The opposing provinces have stepped into this vacuum with several opinion pieces in the media, making argument against the cooperative regulator. The arguments are well-worn, but the hope is they could fall on sympathetic ears in Ottawa.

Some in the legal community have also renewed complaints about the new proposed provincial/territorial Capital Markets Act (CMA) legislation, notably the content of the BC legislation taken as the “platform” legislation—a model … Continue reading

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